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Obscure Maintenance Tasks: Don’t Overlook Your Rental Home’s Hidden Systems

Handy tool bag resting on HVAC equipment.“Out of sight, out of mind” is a common adage that applies to rental property upkeep. Important systems in a rental property are usually hidden, making their maintenance easy to overlook.

Water Heaters

In contrast, routine maintenance of these less visible parts is as essential as that of the more obvious ones. For example, a hot water heater can function well for years and often gets taken for granted. Over time, water sediment can gather at the bottom, resulting in rust and other problems.

Therefore, regularly flushing the hot water heater is necessary to maintain its performance. Regular maintenance can prevent costly repairs or replacements, preserving your investment’s longevity.

Sewer Lines

In addition to maintaining a supply of hot water, you should ensure your sewer line is unobstructed. The least desirable situation is a backed-up sink, tub, or drain. Checking your main sewer line regularly, although often ignored, is key to preventing future drainage issues.

Heating and Cooling Systems

Another maintenance task that is repeatedly neglected is the property’s heating and cooling system. Besides maintaining the AC and furnace each year, cleaning all ducts and vents is vital. Dust and pollutants that collect in ductwork can reduce efficiency and increase tenants’ exposure to allergens.

When systems work correctly, it helps keep your rental property full and tenants satisfied. Maintained systems typically require less repair, saving you significant money later.

Our property management experts excel in proactive maintenance, which is vital for tenant retention. Using our services means your property is in good hands, so you can concentrate on other areas of your life.

At Real Property Management Success, we consistently maintain all aspects of your rental property in New Bedford, saving you time and money. Our team excels in all aspects of property maintenance, ensuring your property is always in peak condition. If you need information about maintenance plans or other services, contact us online or call 774-840-5140 today.

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